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June 13. — Freshmen attend only part of their recitations. " 14. — P. C. P. Brooks is expelled and sent home at once. R. I. P. " 15.— ' 87 cuts chapel. " 16. — ' 87 declines to accept ' 86 ' s challenge for base ball. " 22. — Baccalaureate sermon in the chapel. Address before the Young Men ' s Christian Association, by Rev. H. W. Lathe of Northampton, in the evening. " 23. — Farnsworth prize declamations in the Drill Hall, at 8 P. M. Declamations by Ayres, Eaton, Kinney and Stone, ' 86; and Ateshian, Barrett, Nourse, Shaughnessy and White, ' 87. " 24. — Public examination of the graduating class, in Agriculture, for the Grinnell prizes at 8.30 A. m. — Examination of candidates for admission to college in the Botanic Museum, beginning at 9 A. M. — Revievp of cadets b}- Gov. Robinson at 10 A. m. — Addresses by his Excel- lency, Geo. D. Robinson, and others, in the Drill Hall at 11 A. M. — Alumni dinner at 2 P. M. — President ' s reception, 8 to 10 P. M. " 25. — Alumni meeting in the Laboratory Lecture Room at 8.30 A. M. — Graduating exercises in the Drill Hall at 10 A. M., address by C. C. Coffin, Esq. Thesis, with Val- edictory Address, written by Elisha A. Jones, delivered by Prex. " Mr. Jones, your Valedictory shall be read, it shall be well read, and X shall read it. " Sept. 10. — Fall Term begins. ' 88 enters with twenty-six men, five of whom enter the Sophomore class. " 12. — Cane rush between ' 87 and ' 88. ' 87 captures the cane belonging to Phelps ' 85. a l5._Rope pull, ' 87 vs. ' 88. ' 87 being afraid to pull induce the referee (an ' 83 man) to give them the rope without a pull. — Ground broken for new chapel. Oct. 11. — Foot-ball game, Aggie vs. Wilbraham. Score: Aggie, 8; Wilbraham, 0. " 18. — Aggie vs. Williston, foot-ball. Game won by Williston. " 29. — Aggie vs. Amherst, foot-ball. Game won by Amherst; score, 13 to 0. Nov. 5.— Foot-ball, ' 87 vs. ' 88; won by ' 87. « 10.— Foot-ball, ' 88 vs. High School. Score: ' 88, 32; High School, 0. " 26. — Thanksgiving recess begins. Dec. 1. — Thanksgiving recess closes. " 18. — Fall term ends. 83
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May 3. — Aggie vs. Wilbraham. Score, 10 to 31. " 9. — ' 85 Class Tree set out, Prex turning the first sod. The tree died. " 10. — Cannon drawn in front of colleges at night, fired and left. Battalion ordered out for extra drill next morning as punishment. Rain, however, prevents. " 19. — Class of ' 86 begins the work of laying out flower-beds, mowing the grass and fixing the lawn around ' 82 ' s fountain. " 23. — This morning, settees gone from chapel. Pulpit brought back and one settee " for the faculty. " Students sat on the floor. Trustees meet here and a petition from the college requesting that the dismissal of Dr. Miles be well considered, was read before them. Dr. Miles was engaged for another year. In the evening the event was celebrated by serenading Dr. Miles. " 24. — Desk and singing books gone. Students stand up in their places. Pictures of the battalion taken for ' 84. Sabre detachment also photographed. " 25. — (Sunday.) Carried in easy chairs, etc., and listened to a sermon by Prex. " 26. — Settees and desk brought back by Mr. Baker. " 30. — Holiday, Decoration Day. June 2. — Scrub game between two divisions of ' 87. " 3. — Three calves which appeared at the college were placed in the chapel for safe keeping. They were removed next morning all right, but died off afterward one by one. " 4. — Prex and Carpenter had their hair cut. " 10. — L. R. Taft returns to Prof. Maynard ' s with his bride. In the evening a company of students go up and give them a drum and horn concert, which being duly ap- preciated, Levi was presented with the bass drum with compliments. Then followed a short dialogue : Mrs. T. — " Levi, have you got the drum? " Levi — " Yes, dear. " Mrs. T. — " That ' s good, come in now, love. " Then followed a song by the company, entitled " What shall the harvest be ? " A bonfire on the other side at 1 A. M., concluded the services. " 12. — The prophecy of the late lamented J. W. C. has come to pass. " Young gentlemen, the day of reckoning has come. " Prex cross-examines each man in college with regard to " calf-racket, " bonfire, etc. Nourse and Rob- inson are threatened with expjtilsion, ' 87 gets mad and " won ' t play. " 81
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